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  The purpose and goal of brain mapping is to advance the understanding of the relationship between structure and function in the human brain. Scientists in this field seek to gain knowledge of the physical processes that underlie human sensation, attention awareness and cognition. These results are immediately applicable to surgical intervention, to the design of medical interventions and to the treatment of psychological and psychiatric disorders.

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08/22
NIA Population Study of Dementia in the Health Retirement Study
Notice NOT-AG-14-022 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts…
08/22
Follow that Cell
NIH challenges innovators with a half million dollars in prizes.…
08/21
Monthly blood transfusions reduce sickle cell anemia-related brain injury in children
NIH-funded study provides hope for children with disease-related brain damage.…
08/20
08/20
New NIH research awards to address multiple chronic conditions
It is estimated that 3 in 4 adults over age 65 and 1 in 15 children suffer from two or more chronic …
08/20
Test reliably detects inherited immune deficiency in newborns
NIH-supported study suggests that early diagnosis of severe combined immunodeficiency leads to high …
08/18
NIH announces the launch of 3 integrated precision medicine trials
ALCHEMIST is for patients with certain types of early-stage lung cancer.…
08/18
Suspect gene corrupts neural connections
?Diseases of synapses? demo'd in a dish ? NIH-funded study.…
08/15
Experimental chikungunya vaccine induces robust antibody response
Vaccine developed by NIH scientists performs well in early clinical trial.…
08/14
Scientists detail urgent research agenda to better understand, address chronic disease toll
HIV patients in developing countries facing new health risks must be a high priority, say experts.…
08/14
Scientists use lasers to control mouse brain switchboard
NIH-funded study explores how information flow in the brain is centrally regulated for sleep and wak…
08/11
Bioengineers create functional 3D brain-like tissue
Tissue model could change the way scientists study the brain in vitro-NIH study.…
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08/23
Users of codeine-containing cough syrups found to have white-matter deficits
An imaging study of chronic users of codeine-containing cough syrups (CCS) has found deficits in spe…
08/23
Well: Fish as Brain Food
… damage found on the initial magnetic resonance imaging scan of the brain. …
08/22
Children with autism 'have too many synapses in their brain'
Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center in New York, NY, find that children with autism …
08/22
From happiness to pain: Understanding serotonin's function
In a study published Aug. 22 in the scientific journal PLOS ONE, researchers at the Champalimaud Neu…
08/22
The striatum acts as hub for multisensory integration
A new study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden provides insight on how the brain processes externa…
08/22
Smokers consume same amount of cigarettes regardless of nicotine levels
Cigarettes with very low levels of nicotine may reduce addiction without increasing exposure to toxi…
08/22
Previously hidden causes of brain malformation identified by new gene technique
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) scientists have developed a strategy for finding disease-caus…
08/22
Are Three Brain Imaging Techniques Better than One?
Two new NIH grants will allow researchers to combine neuroimaging techniques to better explore autis…
08/22
Sickle cell anemia-related brain injury in children reduced by monthly blood transfusions
… a silent stroke is with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of the brain, which are &#8…
08/22
Are three brain imaging techniques better than one?
… technique of fMRI, or functional magnetic resonance imaging, measures blood flow in differ…
08/22
Tell Me a Story, How Stories Spark the Imagination
… ?. Through the use of functional magnetic resonance imaging of people?s brains while &#8230…
08/22
Eating fish boosts cognitive functions
… damage found on the initial magnetic resonance imaging scan of the brain.…
08/22
Research underway to create pomegranate drug to stem Alzheimer's and Parkinson's
The onset of Alzheimer's disease can be slowed and some of its symptoms curbed by a natural compound…
08/22
Sciatic nerve repair using chemically extracted acellular allogeneic nerve graft with ciliary neurotrophic factor
Chemically extracted acellular allogeneic nerve, from which Schwann cells, myelin sheath and disinte…
08/22
More Common Procedures for Painful Facial Tics Carry High Costs
A new study reports the most cost effective procedure to help reduce pain in patients with trigemina…
08/22
More common procedures for painful facial tics carry high costs, reports study in Neurosurgery
For patients who need surgery for facial pain caused by trigeminal neuralgia, the most cost-effectiv…
08/22
Study shows cognitive-behavioral coping skills training has positive effects on rheumatoid arthritis
A team of researchers from Wayne State University and collaborators from Duke University Medical Cen…
08/22
New enzyme targets for selective cancer therapies
A University of Alberta team has designed compounds that target brain cancer.…
08/22
Kessler Foundation study of self-awareness in MS has implications for rehabilitation
New study by Kessler Foundation researchers shows that persons with MS may be able to improve their …
08/21
ADHD children make poor decisions due to less differentiated learning processes
… examined. Lying in a functional magnetic resonance imaging scanner to record the brain &#8…
08/21
Monthly blood transfusion reduce sickle cell anemia - related brain injury in children
… a silent stroke is with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of the brain, which are &#8…
08/21
Hollywood Is Working Hard to Make You Cry
… that used a type of magnetic resonance imaging to study brain activity while ……
08/21
Geniposide protects hippocampal neurons via the non-classical estrogen signaling pathway
Amyloid-β plaques and neurofibrillary tangles are the main pathological hallmarks of Alzheimer'…
08/21
Common Infections Tied to Some Stroke Risk in Kids
A new study reports infections like the flu and common cold can temporarily increase stroke risk in …
08/21
ADHD children make poor decisions due to less differentiated learning processes
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is one of the most common psychiatric disorders among schoo…
08/21
When it comes to how pizza looks, cheese matters
A new study in the Journal of Food Science, published by the Institute of Food Technologists, evalua…
08/21
Fungus deadly to AIDS patients found to grow on trees
Researchers have pinpointed the environmental source of fungal infections that have been sickening H…
08/21
Recombinant adenovirus-mediated DHCR24 inhibits neural apoptosis
DHCR24 is a multifunctional enzyme that localizes to the endoplasmic reticulum and has neuroprotecti…
08/21
Amplitude of sensory nerve action potential in early stage diabetic peripheral neuropathy
Early diagnosis of diabetic peripheral neuropathy is important for the successful treatment of diabe…
08/21
Objectification in romantic relationships related to sexual pressure and coercion
While objectification has long been considered a problem in the media, how does it affect individual…
08/21
Learning to play the piano? Sleep on it!
According to researchers at the University of Montreal, the regions of the brain below the cortex pl…
08/21
Mindfulness-based depression therapy reduces health care visits
A mindfulness-based therapy for depression has the added benefit of reducing health-care visits amon…
08/20
Alzheimer's disease: are we close to finding a cure?
There seems to be more focus than ever on Alzheimer's research. But how close are scientists to deve…
08/19
Study suggests hatha yoga boosts brain function in older adults
Practicing hatha yoga three times a week for eight weeks improved sedentary older adults' performanc…
08/17
Structure and mechanism of Zn2+-transporting P-type ATPases
Zinc is an essential micronutrient for all living organisms. It is required for signalling and prope…
08/17
Synaptic dysregulation in a human iPS cell model of mental disorders
Dysregulated neurodevelopment with altered structural and functional connectivity is believed to und…
08/17
Transcriptional interference by antisense RNA is required for circadian clock function
Eukaryotic circadian oscillators consist of negative feedback loops that generate endogenous rhythmi…
08/17
Hallucigenia?s onychophoran-like claws and the case for Tactopoda
The Palaeozoic form-taxon Lobopodia encompasses a diverse range of soft-bodied ?legged worms? known …
08/13
Gradual unlocking of plate boundary controlled initiation of the 2014 Iquique earthquake
On 1 April 2014, Northern Chile was struck by a magnitude 8.1 earthquake following a protracted seri…
08/13
Immunology: Mammalian watchdog targets bacteria
The aryl hydrocarbon receptor elicits protection against toxic environmental molecules. New data sho…
08/13
AhR sensing of bacterial pigments regulates antibacterial defence
The mammalian aryl hydrocarbon receptor (known to sense environmental pollutants) is shown to also h…
08/10
Piezo1 integration of vascular architecture with physiological force
The mechanisms by which physical forces regulate endothelial cells to determine the complexities of …
08/10
Antiviral immunity via RIG-I-mediated recognition of RNA bearing 5?-diphosphates
Mammalian cells possess mechanisms to detect and defend themselves from invading viruses. In the cyt…
08/03
Promoter sequences direct cytoplasmic localization and translation of mRNAs during starvation in yeast
A universal feature of the response to stress and nutrient limitation is transcriptional upregulatio…
08/03
Mechanism of Dis3l2 substrate recognition in the Lin28?let-7 pathway
The pluripotency factor Lin28 inhibits the biogenesis of the let-7 family of mammalian microRNAs. Li…
08/03
Required enhancer?matrin-3 network interactions for a homeodomain transcription program
Homeodomain proteins, described 30 years ago, exert essential roles in development as regulators of …
08/03
Inappropriate p53 activation during development induces features of CHARGE syndrome
CHARGE syndrome is a multiple anomaly disorder in which patients present with a variety of phenotype…
08/02
Diffusion-weighted MRI characteristics of the cerebral metastasis to brain boundary predicts patient outcomes
Background: Diffusion-weighted MRI (DWI) has been used in neurosurgical practice mainly to distingui…
08/01
Muted neural response to distress among securely attached people
Neural processes that support individual differences in attachment security and affect regulation a…
08/01
Timecourse of mirror and counter-mirror effects measured with transcranial magnetic stimulation
The human mirror system has been the subject of much research over the past two decades, but little…
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